hillstreamtanks:

Stiphodon semoni by perkins_ted on Flickr.

One day I’ll have a tank dedicated to these. And then one for Kuhlis.And one for Axolotls.And a pond for Goldies.And lots and lots of Betta.

hillstreamtanks:

Stiphodon semoni by perkins_ted on Flickr.

One day I’ll have a tank dedicated to these. 

And then one for Kuhlis.

And one for Axolotls.

And a pond for Goldies.

And lots and lots of Betta.


(via izzy-the-fish-girl)

complaineytakey:

pond-dipping:

fuck-no-sjws:

nietzschesghost:

looneytoonz242:

submalevolent:

starlightandtea:

trip-hop-cabaret-dance-punk:


In today’s edition of ‘Unnecessarily Gendered Items’

the only tea u should drink is


I was actually curious about this and so looked up the ingredients of each tea to see if there was an actual reason as to why they would be gendered.
Men’s tea: ginger, cardamom, liquorice, carob, cinnamon, barley malt, roasted chicory, peppermint, fenugreek, fennel, mace, anise, ginseng flowers, astragalus, turmeric root, chili pepper, cinnamon extract (natural flavour), black pepper. 
Women’s tea: ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, fennel, chamomile, barley malt, dandelion, black pepper, orange extract (natural flavour), juniper berries, liquorice, cardamom, cloves, angelica root extract (natural flavour).
I know from previous research that angelica root is used in some herbal remedies for menstruation, and we know chamomile has been used for soothing nerves.  The male tea has has more hot spices (which increases blood flow) and fenugreek (which apparently increases libido). 
This translates to: Period Tea, and Boner Tea.
Thanks, Yogi.


that’s…actually very interesting

It is

Men and women being different?
What madness is this?

God forbid men and women have biological differences.

I would drink both? (And the Tension Tamer. Although Evening in Missoula by Tea Source is still snuggling a Giant Golden Retriever in a meadow at sunset.)But only if I’d run out of Love Potion, Toasted Apple, and Hickory Chicory Choc.

To the people who are just all “god forbid men and women have biological differences”, way to miss the point. absolutely nowhere (according to the box visible and the person who had to read the ingredients to figure out what was going on) does it advertise the ‘benefits’ of the different ingredients. The packaging says “this is women’s tea bc it has flowers and is pink! this is men’s tea because it has spicy things and is darker!” People gonna individually look up the ingredients on each to see what maybe-herbal-supplement thing is going on in there? Plus it’s not medicine. It’s tea. I’m not on my period 100% of the time and guys don’t need boner help every time they drink a cup of tea. Plus just because those different things are in the teas doesn’t mean they’re specifically put in there for those herbal ‘benefits’, especially if the tea is not advertising it. I’ve seen tea in the regular tea section advertise on the front label about how it’ll help you poop, advertising menstrual relief or increased “energy” wouldn’t be weird.

I’ve enjoyed writing up an elaboration on my feelings about all this.
The whole “pink!” thing is grating. I’ve been elitist about the Yogi Tea (and the Celestial Seasonings) packaging before because they both use very twee and “chocolate box” illustrations, but when I’ve got over myself, the tea has been quite nice. (I like the Yogi chocolate tea.)There might be more information on one of the other faces of the Yogi boxes, but I expect the way the target audience decodes the imagery is seriously context dependant. I’ve only seen Yogi tea stocked in health food shops, and the audience shopping there likely already have an understanding of different herbal actions. My understanding of herbal remedies is many of them need to be taken over a period of time for them to have any effect. When I was taking Agnus Castus supplements in addition to the mini pill to try and make my periods less dreadful, I had to take it every day of the month. The marketers are probably expecting the demographic to know this — and if they don’t? Oh well, they already have their money! Who cares if they drink it “right” to get the benefits! 
I’m personally highly skeptical there can be enough active ingredients in an infusion, even taken daily, to make a jot of difference. That isn’t miniscule. This is the other reason I tend to feel a lot of the health food industry is a con, and only tend to get things because they might taste good, rather than for any supposed benefits.
Yogi’s website has a whole subsection for their women’s tea line. It looks like their new packaging does include a line describing the supposed benefits of the tea. I also can’t find the “Men’s tea” anywhere on the website, so it looks like they’ve discontinued it. If the fact the Holland&Barrett “(Women’s) Health” magazine is thicker (and more expensive) than their “(Men’s) Health” equivalent is anything to go by, women are the bigger demographic of the health food industry. I’d love to find some firmer figures to back this up.
Despite the exhausting stereotypically gendered imagery (down to the typography), labelling it as women’s tea is shorthand for “For Your PMS!” It’s annoying that this shorthand is so widely relied upon and pernicious, though. Yes, there are biological differences between sexes, but these don’t require so stereotypically gendered targeting, and a wider push to challenge this trend should be applauded. Letting this slide normalises the gendering of children’s toys and clothes, and contributes to othering non-binary individuals. Which is where I’ll leave this, because my understanding diminishes and I need to hush and let people with more experience take over so I can learn more.

complaineytakey:

pond-dipping:

fuck-no-sjws:

nietzschesghost:

looneytoonz242:

submalevolent:

starlightandtea:

trip-hop-cabaret-dance-punk:

In today’s edition of ‘Unnecessarily Gendered Items’

the only tea u should drink is

image

I was actually curious about this and so looked up the ingredients of each tea to see if there was an actual reason as to why they would be gendered.

Men’s tea: ginger, cardamom, liquorice, carob, cinnamon, barley malt, roasted chicory, peppermint, fenugreek, fennel, mace, anise, ginseng flowers, astragalus, turmeric root, chili pepper, cinnamon extract (natural flavour), black pepper.

Women’s tea: ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, fennel, chamomile, barley malt, dandelion, black pepper, orange extract (natural flavour), juniper berries, liquorice, cardamom, cloves, angelica root extract (natural flavour).

I know from previous research that angelica root is used in some herbal remedies for menstruation, and we know chamomile has been used for soothing nerves.  The male tea has has more hot spices (which increases blood flow) and fenugreek (which apparently increases libido). 

This translates to: Period Tea, and Boner Tea.

Thanks, Yogi.

that’s…actually very interesting

It is

Men and women being different?

What madness is this?

God forbid men and women have biological differences.

I would drink both? (And the Tension Tamer. Although Evening in Missoula by Tea Source is still snuggling a Giant Golden Retriever in a meadow at sunset.)

But only if I’d run out of Love Potion, Toasted Apple, and Hickory Chicory Choc.

To the people who are just all “god forbid men and women have biological differences”, way to miss the point. absolutely nowhere (according to the box visible and the person who had to read the ingredients to figure out what was going on) does it advertise the ‘benefits’ of the different ingredients. The packaging says “this is women’s tea bc it has flowers and is pink! this is men’s tea because it has spicy things and is darker!” People gonna individually look up the ingredients on each to see what maybe-herbal-supplement thing is going on in there? Plus it’s not medicine. It’s tea. I’m not on my period 100% of the time and guys don’t need boner help every time they drink a cup of tea. Plus just because those different things are in the teas doesn’t mean they’re specifically put in there for those herbal ‘benefits’, especially if the tea is not advertising it. I’ve seen tea in the regular tea section advertise on the front label about how it’ll help you poop, advertising menstrual relief or increased “energy” wouldn’t be weird.

I’ve enjoyed writing up an elaboration on my feelings about all this.

The whole “pink!” thing is grating. I’ve been elitist about the Yogi Tea (and the Celestial Seasonings) packaging before because they both use very twee and “chocolate box” illustrations, but when I’ve got over myself, the tea has been quite nice. (I like the Yogi chocolate tea.)

There might be more information on one of the other faces of the Yogi boxes, but I expect the way the target audience decodes the imagery is seriously context dependant. I’ve only seen Yogi tea stocked in health food shops, and the audience shopping there likely already have an understanding of different herbal actions. 

My understanding of herbal remedies is many of them need to be taken over a period of time for them to have any effect. When I was taking Agnus Castus supplements in addition to the mini pill to try and make my periods less dreadful, I had to take it every day of the month. The marketers are probably expecting the demographic to know this — and if they don’t? Oh well, they already have their money! Who cares if they drink it “right” to get the benefits! 

I’m personally highly skeptical there can be enough active ingredients in an infusion, even taken daily, to make a jot of difference. That isn’t miniscule. This is the other reason I tend to feel a lot of the health food industry is a con, and only tend to get things because they might taste good, rather than for any supposed benefits.

Yogi’s website has a whole subsection for their women’s tea line. It looks like their new packaging does include a line describing the supposed benefits of the tea. I also can’t find the “Men’s tea” anywhere on the website, so it looks like they’ve discontinued it. If the fact the Holland&Barrett “(Women’s) Health” magazine is thicker (and more expensive) than their “(Men’s) Health” equivalent is anything to go by, women are the bigger demographic of the health food industry. I’d love to find some firmer figures to back this up.

Despite the exhausting stereotypically gendered imagery (down to the typography), labelling it as women’s tea is shorthand for “For Your PMS!” It’s annoying that this shorthand is so widely relied upon and pernicious, though. Yes, there are biological differences between sexes, but these don’t require so stereotypically gendered targeting, and a wider push to challenge this trend should be applauded. Letting this slide normalises the gendering of children’s toys and clothes, and contributes to othering non-binary individuals. Which is where I’ll leave this, because my understanding diminishes and I need to hush and let people with more experience take over so I can learn more.

(Source: sterling-archers)

fishmostly:

2lovely4lela:

fishmostly:

pondweed:

Anubias nana petite! PetiTE!!!

So if that is petite, is mine like, micro?


it just hasn’t grown up yet. :)

I’ve had that plantlet for like 6 months?

Super diddy Anubia! I’ve got some weeny plant lets that have come off my big plant, and they seem to be taking their sweet time growing as well.

fishmostly:

2lovely4lela:

fishmostly:

pondweed:

Anubias nana petite! PetiTE!!!

So if that is petite, is mine like, micro?

it just hasn’t grown up yet. :)

I’ve had that plantlet for like 6 months?

Super diddy Anubia! 

I’ve got some weeny plant lets that have come off my big plant, and they seem to be taking their sweet time growing as well.

owlygem:

cchtml:

This feeling when you walk into big art supply stores …

Guuuuhhhh

Oh.

(via lynndoodle)

fuck-no-sjws:

nietzschesghost:

looneytoonz242:

submalevolent:

starlightandtea:

trip-hop-cabaret-dance-punk:


In today’s edition of ‘Unnecessarily Gendered Items’

the only tea u should drink is


I was actually curious about this and so looked up the ingredients of each tea to see if there was an actual reason as to why they would be gendered.
Men’s tea: ginger, cardamom, liquorice, carob, cinnamon, barley malt, roasted chicory, peppermint, fenugreek, fennel, mace, anise, ginseng flowers, astragalus, turmeric root, chili pepper, cinnamon extract (natural flavour), black pepper. 
Women’s tea: ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, fennel, chamomile, barley malt, dandelion, black pepper, orange extract (natural flavour), juniper berries, liquorice, cardamom, cloves, angelica root extract (natural flavour).
I know from previous research that angelica root is used in some herbal remedies for menstruation, and we know chamomile has been used for soothing nerves.  The male tea has has more hot spices (which increases blood flow) and fenugreek (which apparently increases libido). 
This translates to: Period Tea, and Boner Tea.
Thanks, Yogi.


that’s…actually very interesting

It is

Men and women being different?
What madness is this?

God forbid men and women have biological differences.

I would drink both? (And the Tension Tamer. Although Evening in Missoula by Tea Source is still snuggling a Giant Golden Retriever in a meadow at sunset.)But only if I’d run out of Love Potion, Toasted Apple, and Hickory Chicory Choc.

fuck-no-sjws:

nietzschesghost:

looneytoonz242:

submalevolent:

starlightandtea:

trip-hop-cabaret-dance-punk:

In today’s edition of ‘Unnecessarily Gendered Items’

the only tea u should drink is

image

I was actually curious about this and so looked up the ingredients of each tea to see if there was an actual reason as to why they would be gendered.

Men’s tea: ginger, cardamom, liquorice, carob, cinnamon, barley malt, roasted chicory, peppermint, fenugreek, fennel, mace, anise, ginseng flowers, astragalus, turmeric root, chili pepper, cinnamon extract (natural flavour), black pepper.

Women’s tea: ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, fennel, chamomile, barley malt, dandelion, black pepper, orange extract (natural flavour), juniper berries, liquorice, cardamom, cloves, angelica root extract (natural flavour).

I know from previous research that angelica root is used in some herbal remedies for menstruation, and we know chamomile has been used for soothing nerves.  The male tea has has more hot spices (which increases blood flow) and fenugreek (which apparently increases libido). 

This translates to: Period Tea, and Boner Tea.

Thanks, Yogi.

that’s…actually very interesting

It is

Men and women being different?

What madness is this?

God forbid men and women have biological differences.

I would drink both? (And the Tension Tamer. Although Evening in Missoula by Tea Source is still snuggling a Giant Golden Retriever in a meadow at sunset.)

But only if I’d run out of Love Potion, Toasted Apple, and Hickory Chicory Choc.

(Source: sterling-archers, via sononemo)

fish-n-stuff:

The male endlers spend all their time trying to impress the ladies.

The lady endlers spend all their time eating and trying to get away from the boys.

Basically this!

pondweed:

Anubias nana petite! PetiTE!!!

The listing was for five, but there were six in the pack! I’ve been wanting some of these for ages, but have never been able to find any locally, and they’ve been pricy online. So while I was planning my new tank, I found a good deal, and dived! I am SO pleased.

pondweed:

Anubias nana petite! PetiTE!!!

The listing was for five, but there were six in the pack! I’ve been wanting some of these for ages, but have never been able to find any locally, and they’ve been pricy online. So while I was planning my new tank, I found a good deal, and dived! I am SO pleased.

Plants for the Fishies

pardonmyfish:

I’ve got some money, so I was thinking about ordering a bunch of plants off aqua bid (in addition to the awesome salvinia that low-techtank is sending me) and I was looking at

  • a banana plant
  • water sprite
  • Sagittaria subulata
  • hornwort
  • anacharis
  • duckweed
  • dwarf…

( warning: I’m only a plant novice! ) I’ve tried cabomba and hornwort in my tropical tank, and have no patience for the cabomba (didn’t have enough light) while the hornwort has slowly been growing and bushing up.

I only picked it because it’s cheap as chips and it’s a plant I remember seeing in all the ponds of my childhood, along with egaria densa. Hornwort is ceratophyllum demersum. Most of those ponds, and the ones I’ve had experience with in more recent years, had goldies, and those pond weeds were lush dense forests.

If there’s any two plants my main blog, Pondweed, is named after, it’s those two.

The one last pondweed I remember is probably parrot feather from its bushy green spangles breaching the water surface, but I can’t get hold of that — and for good reason! It’s hopeless invasive in UK waterways, and I believe it’s forbidden from sale now.

But yes, the basic point of this post is I think hornwort’s awesome.

studiioghibli:

Princess Mononoke + Kodamas

(via oifi)

updownbindery:

New paper is here! Best day ever!!

I’m squealing at the strawberries and the blue one and the LADY BIRDS! AAAAH!

updownbindery:

New paper is here! Best day ever!!

I’m squealing at the strawberries and the blue one and the LADY BIRDS! AAAAH!